Originally Posted by leerock89
The largest waste of time and energy I've seen. Do you know what they do the majority of the time? Sit in a group and argue about whether or not they should help out a group of people, whether or not they should send food to a starving race, whether or not to send troops to help a nation in distress, and they can't come to a fast decision cause everything there is ruled by politics not humanitarianism. Granted they have done some good, but not much. Look at what America did in Iraq. The US bypassed the rules and walked right in like a bunch of battle hungry vikings, saying it was to preserve the way of liberty and justice. SHAME ON THOSE ORGANIZATIONS!
Yes, it is true that politics rules over humanitarianism in this world. But it's just what we have to deal with to make everyone happy. Besides, I don't think America invaded Iraq without consent from the UN. Which is why we have other countries in Iraq as well: Britain, Canada, Australia. I do believe that they may have planned the events of 9/11 secretly to gain rights to invade the Middle East.
You gotta think of it this way: Back around 2005, Japanese intelligence reported that China was tripling its military budget. As we all know, the Chinese government was purchasing petroleum, tanks, and several fighter jets. The Japanese believed that they were planning an invasion of the surrounding countries, and reported it to the United States, who ignored it until about a year or two later. Why were we so cool about it? Because to randomly invade countries would be suicide without the UN's consent. You would get Romped. In current events, Russia got owned by the UN and was forced to withdraw from Georgia.
America basically had the permission from the UN to participate in this current war for reasons that "We're fighting terrorism", or "We're getting them back", and while they're at it "Let's take out a dictator and free these people". Everybody knows that the American government wouldn't do that out of the goodness of its heart.
But I digress. The UN may not be perfect, but it is our first successful attempt to unify as a race, and it would be the first to respond (I hope) to any possible extraterrestrial attacks. I wonder, doesn't the UN have its own army? I might be wrong.